Course Title Electrotechnical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M10

Overview of the Course

This Electrotechnical apprenticeship qualification meets the needs of learners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who want to work as an electrician, installing systems and equipment, in buildings, structures and the environment within the Electrotechnical industry.


Key Units/Learning Aims


To achieve the Level 3 competence diploma in Electrical (installation) apprentices must achieve all the mandatory units along with optional unit 109 Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures.


The content of the course covers:


  1. Installation Electricians: Work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low-voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.


  1. Maintenance Electricians: Work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems.


As well as the defined skills needed for each of these specific routes, the on-programme covers a wide variety of installation and maintenance tasks including:


  • preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • electrical principles associated with the design, build, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • legislation around inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.


In addition, Installation Electricians must: understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.


Maintenance Electricians must: understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However it is expected that candidates have a Level 2 in English and Maths or working towards achieving this by the end of the apprenticeship.


Upon successful completion the apprentice will be eligible to apply for ‘Electrician’ status from the JIB (Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry), entitling them to obtain a ‘Gold Card’ allowing them to work on commercial/industrial sites.

Course Duration

48 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved.


Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress.

The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of Electrical Installation knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.

For the Level 3 Standard in Electrotechnical Installation, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio, which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications. 

Assessment of the apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:

·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews

·         Work products

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